The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 396 471 446
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 223 114 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 64 86
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £229 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 - £32.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 - £32.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 203 £425 +6.25% 40
London +71 117 £425 -5.55% 15
City of London +51 36 £475 -9.52% 6
South East +10 34 £425 +21.42% 9
South West -21 16 £365 +28.07% 8
North West -4 15 £500 +69.34% 3
Scotland -21 12 £375 -6.25% 1
Surrey - 12 £425 - 1
Hampshire -3 9 £518 +8.94% 4
Yorkshire +7 8 £350 +20.68% 2
South Wales -8 8 £450 - 2
Wales -13 8 £450 - 2
Manchester -4 7 £513 +28.12% 2
Edinburgh -6 7 £375 -
Wiltshire - 7 £308 -
Berkshire +6 6 £500 +42.85% 2
Swindon - 6 £302 -
Reading +14 5 - - 1
Cardiff -6 5 £450 - 2
East Midlands +7 4 £425 -
Cheshire +5 4 £353 +26.34% 1
West Midlands -16 4 £450 +20.00% 3
East of England -28 4 £313 -
Milton Keynes -1 3 £375 +15.38%
West Sussex -2 3 £290 -35.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £375 +13.20%
Bristol -17 3 £275 - 1
Uxbridge -8 2 - - 1
Glasgow -15 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £450 - 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 201 (47.74%) Information Security
2 170 (40.38%) CISSP
3 139 (33.02%) Firewall
4 100 (23.75%) Finance
5 93 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 91 (21.62%) Windows
7 82 (19.48%) Penetration Testing
8 74 (17.58%) Network Security
9 73 (17.34%) Microsoft
10 70 (16.63%) CISM
11 60 (14.25%) TCP/IP
12 57 (13.54%) ITIL
13 53 (12.59%) Risk Management
13 53 (12.59%) Vulnerability Management
14 51 (12.11%) Management Information System
15 49 (11.64%) Security Cleared
16 48 (11.40%) PCI DSS
16 48 (11.40%) Security Management
16 48 (11.40%) UNIX
17 47 (11.16%) Cisco
17 47 (11.16%) Active Directory
18 44 (10.45%) Qualys
19 42 (9.98%) Linux
20 41 (9.74%) SIEM
21 40 (9.50%) Risk Assessment
22 39 (9.26%) Banking
23 37 (8.79%) GIAC
24 35 (8.31%) CEH
24 35 (8.31%) CheckPoint
24 35 (8.31%) SC Cleared

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.61%) IIS
1 11 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.95%) Node.js
3 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.24%) SAS
3 1 (0.24%) CICS
3 1 (0.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (5.46%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.51%) MS Office
3 18 (4.28%) MS Excel
4 12 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Maple
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.85%) assyst
2 7 (1.66%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.95%) Summit
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 139 (33.02%) Firewall
2 74 (17.58%) Network Security
3 60 (14.25%) TCP/IP
4 33 (7.84%) Internet
5 26 (6.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (4.99%) Wireless
6 21 (4.99%) LAN
7 20 (4.75%) WAN
8 14 (3.33%) SAN
9 13 (3.09%) Intranet
9 13 (3.09%) DNS
10 12 (2.85%) VPN
11 11 (2.61%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.66%) DMZ
12 7 (1.66%) DHCP
13 6 (1.43%) SSL
14 5 (1.19%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.95%) NetScaler
15 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (1.19%) Big Data
2 4 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.24%) DB2
3 1 (0.24%) MS Access
3 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Selenium
1 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.71%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.48%) TestNG
2 2 (0.48%) Ant
2 2 (0.48%) JUnit
2 2 (0.48%) JMeter
2 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
2 2 (0.48%) Maven
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) QADirector
3 1 (0.24%) ChangeMan
General
1 100 (23.75%) Finance
2 39 (9.26%) Banking
3 19 (4.51%) Retail
3 19 (4.51%) Legal
4 16 (3.80%) Law
5 14 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.66%) Publishing
8 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.48%) International Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Hungarian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.04%) .NET
2 6 (1.43%) OAuth
3 2 (0.48%) ISPF
3 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.24%) XBRL
4 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.24%) JSP
4 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.11%) Management Information System
2 16 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.85%) PKI
4 12 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (2.38%) Open Source
6 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.43%) RMADS
7 6 (1.43%) CESG
8 5 (1.19%) SecurID
8 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.19%) SCADA
9 4 (0.95%) CMDB
9 4 (0.95%) GIS
9 4 (0.95%) Economics
10 3 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.48%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 91 (21.62%) Windows
2 48 (11.40%) UNIX
3 42 (9.98%) Linux
4 14 (3.33%) Solaris
5 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) HPUX
8 2 (0.48%) VMS
8 2 (0.48%) zOS
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (47.74%) Information Security
2 82 (19.48%) Penetration Testing
3 57 (13.54%) ITIL
4 53 (12.59%) Risk Management
4 53 (12.59%) Vulnerability Management
5 48 (11.40%) Security Management
6 41 (9.74%) SIEM
7 40 (9.50%) Risk Assessment
8 33 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 32 (7.60%) Security Architecture
10 31 (7.36%) Data Protection
11 28 (6.65%) Information Security Management
12 27 (6.41%) Cyber Security
13 26 (6.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 23 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (5.23%) ISMS
16 21 (4.99%) Information Assurance
16 21 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (4.99%) GAP Analysis
17 20 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.94%) SQL
2 9 (2.14%) C#
2 9 (2.14%) Perl
3 7 (1.66%) VB
4 5 (1.19%) Java
4 5 (1.19%) LINC
5 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.48%) Python
6 2 (0.48%) REXX
6 2 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.24%) ABAP
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 170 (40.38%) CISSP
2 70 (16.63%) CISM
3 49 (11.64%) Security Cleared
4 37 (8.79%) GIAC
5 35 (8.31%) CEH
5 35 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 33 (7.84%) CISA
7 31 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (6.65%) MCSE
9 26 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (4.99%) GCIA
10 21 (4.99%) Degree
11 18 (4.28%) CCNA
12 15 (3.56%) MCP
13 10 (2.38%) CRISC
14 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.90%) ISEB
14 8 (1.90%) CNA
14 8 (1.90%) Novell Certification
14 8 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (11.40%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.66%) QA
5 6 (1.43%) SLA
6 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.95%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.71%) COBIT
8 3 (0.71%) BS7799
9 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 47 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.43%) RACF
4 3 (0.71%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.71%) Snort
4 3 (0.71%) Nmap
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (4.51%) Nessus
2 12 (2.85%) SCCM
3 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.48%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 73 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.16%) Cisco
3 44 (10.45%) Qualys
4 35 (8.31%) CheckPoint
5 25 (5.94%) HP
6 20 (4.75%) McAfee
7 19 (4.51%) Juniper
8 16 (3.80%) IBM
9 15 (3.56%) F5
9 15 (3.56%) ArcSight
10 14 (3.33%) VMware
11 13 (3.09%) Symantec
12 11 (2.61%) Citrix
13 10 (2.38%) SAP
13 10 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
14 9 (2.14%) Splunk
14 9 (2.14%) Sun
14 9 (2.14%) Oracle
14 9 (2.14%) Tufin
15 8 (1.90%) Fortinet
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